Hotel Dieu Hospital declared top performer in day surgery services

(Kingston, ON, Nov. 19/2013) Hotel Dieu Hospital has been declared the top performer among Ontario hospitals when it comes to patient satisfaction with day surgery services.

One hundred per cent of patients surveyed by National Research Corporation Canada (NRCC) between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012 rated their overall care in Hotel Dieu’s day surgery unit as “good,” “very good,” or “excellent” when asked how they would assess the quality of care they received during an overnight stay.

Mental health conference targets strategies for recovery

(Kingston, ON, Sept. 18/2013)) Issues of recovery are at the heart of an upcoming mental health conference hosted jointly by Hotel Dieu Hospital and Queen’s University.

Registration is still open for the 8th Annual Heads Up! conference of the Early Psychosis Intervention Program of Southeastern Ontario on Monday, Sept. 30. Health care professionals are invited to the day-long Kingston event, which will spotlight what it means to move beyond the symptoms of a mental illness and to use strategies that support a return to a normal life.

Hotel Dieu Hospital opens $900,000 Ophthalmology expansion project

(Kingston, ON, July 10/2013) Hotel Dieu Hospital today officially unveiled a newly developed area that will expand the existing Ophthalmology Clinic to accommodate rapidly increasing volumes of patients who need specialized eye care. This $900,000 expansion project supports the hospital’s role as a provincial leader in academic ambulatory health care.ophthalmology expansion Hotel Dieu

Hotel Dieu Hospital celebrates year of expansion

(Kingston, ON, June 25, 2013) At its Annual Business Meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013, the Board of Directors of Hotel Dieu Hospital celebrated a year of expansion that solidly positioned Hotel Dieu as a leading ambulatory care hospital within the province.expansion review

Food Blitz hauls in almost 84,000 pounds of non-perishable goods

(Kingston, ON, May 16, 2013) The Partners in Mission Food Bank is stocking its shelves with about 84,000 pounds of non-perishable goods today after another successful Hotel Dieu Hospital Annual Food Blitz on Wednesday night.

“The collection bags will continue to come in over the next few weeks, so we’re confident in predicting that we should receive enough to hit the 90,000 pound mark,” says Food Bank executive director Sandy Singers.

Glaucoma Screening

Regular screening for glaucoma is critical to diagnosing glaucoma says a Queen’s University study led by Hotel Dieu ophthalmologist Dr. Sanjay Sharma.

Known as a silent thief of vision, glaucoma affects nearly 3% of the population. A new meta-analysis of literature on glaucoma conducted by the Queen’s research team was published this month in JAMA – the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study highlights the importance of regular screenings for glaucoma especially for those over the age of 40.

Mammography study

A study released this week by Cancer Care Ontario has found digital computed radiography mammography, or CR mammography, to be less effective in detecting breast cancer than conventional screen film mammography and digital direct radiography mammography, or DR mammography. At Hotel Dieu Hospital, we have never used CR mammography. We have used DR mammography exclusively since 2008, and prior to that we used screen film mammography. If you have any further questions regarding the technology, please contact Cancer Care Ontario at 1-800-668-9304 or speak to your doctor.

Hotel Dieu Hospital café brings home the gold

(Kingston, ON, May 13, 2013) Healthy eating is always on the menu at Hotel Dieu Hospital’s Brockview Café and now it has a top award to prove it.

Today the Café was presented with a 2013-2014 Gold Eat Smart!® Workplace Award of Excellence by KFL&A Public Health. Only the second workplace in the KFL& A area to achieve Gold status, the Café was recognized for its outstanding commitment to safe and healthy food choices.

Best nursing practices spotlighted as Hotel Dieu Hospital kicks off 2013 Nursing Week

(Kingston, ON, May 6, 2013) To kick off its 2013 Nursing Week celebrations, Hotel Dieu Hospital today spotlighted its progress in an initiative aimed at translating internationally-recognized nursing best practices into the clinical practice of nurses and other health care professionals across the hospital.

Transfer of clinics from Kingston General Hospital to Hotel Dieu Hospital starts Feb. 19

(Kingston, ON, Feb. 19/2013) Dozens of ambulatory clinics started transferring to Hotel Dieu Hospital from Kingston General Hospital (KGH) today, a shift that advances Hotel Dieu’s role as the centre of specialized ambulatory care in the region and that ensures KGH can focus on its regional role as a centre of excellence for acute inpatient care.

Close to 80 outpatient clinics are slated to move to Hotel Dieu over the next month, representing close to 50,000 additional patient visits per year.

Hotel Dieu Hospital opens the door on $20 million redevelopment project

(Kingston, ON, Feb. 6/2013) Hotel Dieu Hospital today officially unveiled 36,000 square feet of newly developed clinic space, the culmination of a $20 million redevelopment project that will advance the hospital’s role as a provincial leader in ambulatory health care.Hotel Dieu

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